Ohio State vs Purdue Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, January 5, 2023

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The Purdue Boilermakers (13-1, 2-1 Big Ten) aim to extend a four-game road winning streak at the Ohio State Buckeyes (10-3, 2-0 Big Ten) on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET.

Thursday’s matchup between the Buckeyes and the Boilermakers features a tight line of Ohio State -1.5. The game’s point total is 139.5.

Ohio State vs. Purdue Odds

Point Spread for Ohio State vs. Purdue

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Ohio State as the favorite.

Ohio State vs. Purdue Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Ohio State has -126 odds to pick up the win, while Purdue is listed at +105 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 139.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Arena: Value City Arena

Ohio State vs. Purdue Betting Trends

Against the spread, Ohio State is 7-6-0 this season. The Buckeyes have yet to lose any of the six games they have been chosen as the favorite in this season. Ohio State’s games this year have gone over the total in eight out of 14 opportunities (57.1%).

Purdue has four wins against the spread in 14 games this season. The Boilermakers have been the moneyline underdog just two other times so far this season, and they won both games. Purdue’s games this year have hit the over on four of 14 set point totals (28.6%).

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Ohio State vs. Purdue Key Players to Watch

Ohio State

Zed Key is tops on his team in rebounds per game (8.4), and also posts 13.4 points and 1.1 assists. Defensively, he delivers 0.5 steals and 1.3 blocked shots. Brice Sensabaugh paces the Buckeyes with 15.9 points per contest and 1.2 assists, while also posting 4.5 rebounds. Justice Sueing is averaging 13.5 points, 2.2 assists and 5 rebounds per game. Bruce Thornton is tops on the Buckeyes at 3.5 assists per contest, while also putting up 3 rebounds and 10.4 points.


Zach Edey is No. 1 on the Boilermakers in scoring (21.7 points per game) and rebounding (13.4), and produces 1.1 assists. He also delivers 0.2 steals and 2.2 blocked shots. Braden Smith is posting a team-leading 3.6 assists per contest. He’s also contributing 8.9 points and 5.1 rebounds, making 43% of his shots from the floor, and 41.7% from 3-point range resulting in 1.1 triples per contest. The Boilermakers get 12.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game from Fletcher Loyer. The Boilermakers get 7.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game from Caleb Furst.

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What you need to know about the Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State’s conference games hit the over 12 out of 21 times last season. This year, the Buckeyes are posting 81 points per game (28th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 64.5 points per contest (69th-ranked). Ohio State is top-25 this season in rebounding, ranking 12th-best in college basketball with 37.8 boards per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 65th with 28.8 rebounds allowed per contest.

With 7.6 three-pointers per game, Ohio State ranks 174th in the country. It owns a 37.5% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 47th in college basketball. The Buckeyes rank ninth-best in the country by giving up a three-point shooting percentage of 27.4% to opposing teams. They rank 46th in college basketball by allowing 5.8 three-pointers per contest.

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What you need to know about the Purdue Boilermakers

The Boilermakers are 99th in college basketball in points scored (76.3 per game) and 22nd-best in points conceded (60.9). On the boards, Purdue is fourth-best in the country in rebounds (38.7 per game). It is third-best in rebounds conceded (25.2 per game).

Purdue is 236th in the nation in 3-pointers made (7 per game) and 317th in 3-point percentage (30.5%). Defensively, the Boilermakers are 107th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.5. They are 20th-best in 3-point percentage allowed at 28.3%.

Ohio State vs. Purdue Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Ohio State, and we predict that Ohio State will cover the spread (Ohio State -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 139.5 points.

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How to bet Ohio State vs. Purdue

You can bet on Ohio State vs. Purdue at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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